DIY jobs for landlords to do this Easter

16 April, 20140 Comments
Many thanks to @rentonomy for allowing Landlord Referencing Services to share this with the LRS
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New LHA rates published for 2014/15

24 February, 20140 Comments
The DWP have published the 2014/15 Local Housing Allowance rates (LHA) which will take effect from April this year and are set out below. These rates will not appear on LHA-Direct before 18 March 2014. Any policy enquiries should be directed to the Department for Work and Pensions.   BRMA Room 1 Bed 2 Bed
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” Be open about your financial past before embarking on home ownership ” urge Equifax

04 February, 20140 Comments
Leading online credit information provider, Equifax, is urging couples looking to purchase their first home together to reveal any financial commitments they may have kept hidden from each other, before entering a new shared financial agreement such as a mortgage to buy a property. The warning comes as tougher affordability rules are set to be
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Stress testing your buy to let portfolio

08 January, 20140 Comments
Every landlord, whether they own a couple of properties or a couple of hundred, is running a business. Like any business, it’s a numbers game – and the numbers can often be unpredictable. When Mark Carney took over from Mervyn King as the Governor of the Bank of England on 1 July 2013, the economy
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80,000+ tenants heading for the PRS

19 September, 20130 Comments
One in three council tenants have been pushed into rent arrears and are now facing eviction, since the introduction of the controversial “bedroom tax”. Figures provided by 114 local authorities across Britain after Freedom of Information (FoI) requests by the campaign group False Economy show the impact of the bedroom tax over  its first four
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70% of tenants fall into arrears

10 September, 20130 Comments
Following the introduction of the “Bedroom Tax” the amount of tenants struggling to pay their rent in Bristol has increased from 40% to 70%, according to a Labour councillor. Data gathered by the Landlord Services report reveals that tenants affected by the tax are in arrears at an average of £182.28, up from the introduction
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